Tag: internet

Microsoft launches the “Hour of Code” a campaign to equip kids with basic coding skills

Microsoft launches the “Hour of Code” a campaign to equip kids with basic coding skills

Domains, Internet, Technology
The fact that technology has permeated almost every facet of our lives goes without question. Almost every individual now has access to the least technological nuggets required to operate the simplest devices. In accordance to this, Microsoft and Code.org jointly organised a global campaign, 'Hour of Code', to equip kids with basic coding skills across Africa and India. The Hour of Code is a global movement that aimed at inspiring millions of young people to try an hour of code so that they can learn basic computer science skills. To do this, Microsoft and Code.org have released a new tutorial “Minecraft Hour of Code Designer” to enable students build their own simple Minecraft game. According to statistics, Computer science drives innovation throughout the US economy, but
Despite Billion Investments in Cyber Security, Firms aren’t truly Safe

Despite Billion Investments in Cyber Security, Firms aren’t truly Safe

Cyber Security, Governance, Internet, Technology
Few things in the world seem to progress faster than technology. However, despite the technology’s complexity and dynamic nature, security almost always seem to be a generation behind. As the society and industry become more dependent on internet connected devices, the significance of cyber defense increases immeasurably. Companies have done multiple investment in online security to better prepare themselves from such attacks. However, they are still very vulnerable as hackers won’t always necessarily be human. According to computer world, private sector companies globally spent more than $75 billion on security software to safeguard their systems and data. That number is expected to grow about 7% annually, according to Gartner and other analyst firms. However, as security

Technological initiatives prove Africa can catalyze Innovation

Mobile, Startups, Technology, Women
Africa has become the hub for innovation and digital communication. It is a continent that is rapidly embracing technology and with the highest record of internet penetration in the world. Many bodies have taken the initiatives of teaching the young generation and the whole population at large about ICT which has began to make a difference. Several African countries are on the lead with technological initiatives to push digital advancement in the continent. Rwanda’s has embraced technology at the primary school and university level through its One Laptop Per Child program and partnered with Carnegie Mellon University, creating a Kigali campus offering advanced degree programs in computer science and IT. The country is rolling out its 4G LTE program nationwide and is the highes
Empowering Africa towards technological development

Empowering Africa towards technological development

Technology
Technology is the most potent form of magic the African society will ever have. This is supported by the fact that Africa is home to the world's greatest digital innovations. Ranging from agriculture, medical to education, the continent is experiencing a digital revolution which has enabled it to secure a place as a global leader in science and technology. With these great  potential & capabilities, technological investments in Africa will see the offshoot of a global economic and technological leader that can be relied on by other continents. As the number of young people developing applications and coding programs continues to grow, the African continent hungers for more technological infrastructure and developments. One of the most effective channels that Investors can
Unsecured and Unaware: Global Cyber security

Unsecured and Unaware: Global Cyber security

Cyber Security, Uncategorized
Cyber security problems (and our reactions to them) have been developing for decades. Step back and think about all of your information technology concerns: Chances are you’re running servers that are under capacity; operating systems that haven’t been updated; systems that have been developed in-house but are no longer supported; unmaintained websites; a mess of shared folders used for ad-hoc file sharing; shared administrative logins and passwords. Perhaps you recognize some of these issues; maybe you recognize all of them. These issues create an environment primed and ready for a cyber security breach. The calibre of hackers has increased, and the motives of some hackers changed: From curious research, to espionage and malicious damage. The easy accessibility and connectivi